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Carlos Gomez Headshot

Gomez (shoulder) expects to begin swinging a bat Sunday and anticipates returning to game action early next week, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Gomez has been out of action since jamming his left shoulder while sliding into third base Tuesday, though it appears he's ready to get back on the field. The 31-year-old is expected to assume everyday duties in center field this coming season and is putting together a productive spring, with a .344 average and three home runs through 13 games.
11:40 am (EST)
Mike Fisher Headshot

Fisher (lower body) was a no-show at morning skate Saturday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Fisher missed Thursday's game against Calgary due to the ailment, putting his availability for Saturday's home tilt against the Sharks in question. We'll continue to fish for more developments since the veteran pivot is fantasy relevant, having fashioned 17 goals and 24 assists -- including 17 points in the man advantage -- through 68 games this season.
11:39 am (EST)
Zack Godley Headshot

Godley was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Saturday,'s Steve Gilbert reports.

There was a time when Godley seemed to be on the cusp of garnering starts with Arizona, but now the rotation is healthy enough and deep enough that he would need a lot of dominoes to fall to get into the mix. He posted a 5.87 ERA and 1.96 WHIP in 7.2 innings this spring.
11:38 am (EST)
J.A. Happ Headshot

Happ pitched 5.1 strong innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out five in Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Happ, a 20-game winner during a career-best season in 2016 that saw him finish sixth in the American League Cy Young Award voting, primarily focused on fine-tuning his changeup with catcher Russell Martin on Friday. Once the Jays get into the regular season, the southpaw hopes to use the pitch more than he has in recent years. "We were trying to see how that changeup would play," Happ said. "And I think we felt pretty good about it, so we threw that quite a bit. Just tried to get some more live looks on it." Through three Grapefruit League starts (11.1 innings), the 34-year-old left is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and has notched eight strikeouts without walking a single batter.
11:36 am (EST)
Miguel Cabrera Headshot

Cabrera (back) is set to take batting practice Saturday and will start at first base Sunday if all goes well, Jason Beck of reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus says the slugger has been steadily progressing and will get two at-bats Sunday if he ends up playing. Cabrera has been held out of action since experiencing tightness during the World Baseball Classic, though it appears he's nearly back to full strength and ready to continue Opening Day preparations. In just seven Grapefruit League games this spring, the All-Star has six hits in 18 at-bats.
11:34 am (EST)
Braden Holtby Headshot

Holtby will take on the Coyotes as Saturday's home starter, JJ Regan of CSNMA reports.

The reigning Vezina Trophy winner has only seen the Desert Dogs twice in his career, but he's undefeated against them with spectacular peripherals (1.46 GAA, .941 save percentage). In daily fantasy settings, expect him to be one of the most expensive goalies on Saturday's 12-game slate -- if not the priciest.
11:33 am (EST)
Kevin Jepsen Headshot

Jepsen was released by the Diamondbacks on Saturday,'s Steve Gilbert reports.

The 32-year-old reliever posted a 12.27 ERA in 3.2 innings this spring, so it's no surprise that he was cut loose. It's possible that he catches on elsewhere, but it's hard to see him earning high-leverage innings anytime soon.
11:32 am (EST)
Eric O'Flaherty Headshot

O'Flaherty struck out two in a perfect inning of relief during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

The 32-year-old lefty's now got a 1.86 ERA and 14:2 K:BB through 9.2 spring innings and while he'll still need to be added to the Braves' 40-man roster, O'Flaherty has done more than enough to win a spot in their bullpen. Injuries have limited his innings and effectiveness in recent years, but if he can re-discover the form that allowed him to rack up 60 holds between 2011-12 for Atlanta he could work his way back into a high-leverage role.
11:31 am (EST)
Craig Anderson Headshot

Anderson will tend twine on the road against the Canadiens on Saturday, Dean Brown of TSN 1200 reports.

This will be Anderson's third time facing the rival Habs in a one-week span. He's struggled against them, totaling 62 saves on 69 shots on the way to a pair of losses -- including dropping an overtime decision in Sunday's road tilt -- but backup tender Mike Condon took care of the Penguins last time out and Ottawa wants to make sure there's no mathematical chance of missing the postseason, so the top dog named Anderson shall be rolled out in this next contest.
11:28 am (EST)
Phil Kessel Headshot

Kessel tallied a pair of assists and recorded five shots in Friday's loss to the Islanders.

He's scored just one goal in his last 18 games, playing with a revolving cast of linemates. Kessel's effort to win Friday's game in overtime was breath-taking, with the forward orchestrating three rushes from the neutral zone on the same shift. He's stuggling to put the puck in the net but he does have nine assists over his goal-scoring slump
11:27 am (EST)
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